LQC R O U T E
South Adriatic route
SPLIT | SPLIT | 8 DAYS | 7 NIGHTS
In this route higlights of south part of Croatia will be explored. In week we will dock in ports like: Dubrovnik, Hvar & Split. Prepare yourself and let's sail!
Private cruise - whole charter
Private Cruise (Whole Charter) is ideal for group of 6 and more. Through this arrangement we offer exclusivity regarding to route, food, date and ship. On this way, your vacation will be totally unique experience.
1. Split/boarding - island Hvar
2. Island Hvar - island Mljet
3. Island Mljet - Dubrovnik
4. Dubrovnik - island Korčula
5. Island Korčula - Makarska
6. Makarska - Omiš
7. Omiš - Split
Day 1 SPLIT - ISLAND HVAR
Hvar is a city full of historical heritage and with the Europe oldest theater. The city is nestled on the southwestern coastline of the island in a beautiful cove protected by the Pakleni Islands. Today, the town of Hvar with its rich and tempestuous history is one of the most visited locations and must-see destinations on the Adriatic tourist map. The Hvar Theater, the European oldest theater; the Fortress; the City Loggia; the Cathedral and the Franciscan monastery are just some of the sights that will seduce you with their beauty and take you back in time when Venice, Austrian Empire or Napoleon ruled this area. But the monuments are not the only thing that makes Hvar special. Besides the above mentioned, elongated harbor reaching for the sea and the Pakleni Islands, the unique and agreeable healing climate, many beaches, restaurants, and clubs give this island a century and a half long rich tradition in tourism.
Day 2 ISLAND HVAR - ISLAND MLJET
For many tourists, the Island of Mljet is just one of the islands lost on the sea horizon, as it can be rather hard to get reach. But do not let this amazing landscapes described in the stories of Odysseus, Saint Paul and the Benedictine monks and the most endangered sea mammal species, the Mediterranean Monk Seal (Monachus monachus hermann) remain unexplored secret for you.
Day 3 ISLAND MLJET - DUBROVNIK
The city was founded in the 7th c. and it is now surrounded by the fortress wall 2 km long, which was being built from the 11th to the 17th c. Its citizens were known as seamen and tradesmen, and sailboats from Dubrovnik were sailing all around the world. The 15th and the 16th c was the best period of Dubrovnik and it is known as "The golden Age". But the greatest blow Dubrovnik got in 1667. when a big earthquake almost destroyed the city. It was the centre of the Republic of Dubrovnik that went down at the beginning of the 19th c. with Napoleon arrival. Through its history Dubrovnik, with its beauty, always attracted and fascinated numerous inquisitives, travellers, adventurers and others, as it does even today. The main Dubrovnik street Stradun, unique for its beauty, is the centre of the old city and favourite gathering place of its citizens. With its 17 monasteries and churches and one of the oldest synagogues in Europe, Dubrovnik testifies its religious and cultural heritage. Numerous cultural sights, clear sea, friendly hosts and local specialities will make your stay in Dubrovnik unforgettable.
Day 4 DUBROVNIK - ISLAND KORČULA
...the capital city of the island Korčula is located along the eastern coastline of the island. It is a beautiful example of archeologically preserved, fortified medieval town. It is built on a small island with a total area of 3 hectares and was only later connected with the island mainland.
The old city is surrounded by walls, and the streets are arranged in a herringbone pattern allowing free circulation of air but protecting against strong winds. Korčula is tightly built on a promontory that guards the narrow sound between the island and the mainland. Building outside the walls was forbidden until the 18th century, and the wooden drawbridge was only replaced in 1863. All of Korčula's narrow streets are stepped with the notable exception of the street running alongside the southeastern wall. The street is called the Street of Thoughts as one did not have to worry about the steps.
Day 5 ISLAND KORČULA - MAKARSKA
It is a tourist centre, located on a horseshoe shaped bay between the Biokovo mountains and the Adriatic Sea. The city is noted for its palm-fringed promenade, where fashionable cafes, bars and boutiques overlook the pretty harbour where many pleasure craft are moored. Adjacent to the beach are several large capacity hotels as well as a camping ground.
The center of Makarska is an old town with narrow stone-paved streets, a main church square where there is a flower and fruit market, and a Franciscan monastery that houses a sea shell collection featuring a giant clam shell.
Day 6 MAKARSKA - OMIŠ
...situated in the canyon of the beautiful Cetina river, it is surrounded by massive gorges. In the past it was widely known for its pirates whose ships were, for foreign conquerors, the synonym of revenge, courage and strength for centuries. Their strength is now decanted into the authentic songs of the Omiš vocal groups.
Omiš was well known in the past by the Corsairs of Almissa (Omiški gusari) whose Sagittas (ships) (Genitive case: Sagittae, translated as The Arrow), brought fame to them because they were built for attack and fast retrieval into the mouth of the Cetina River, protecting the town from foreign invaders. At a very early date, neighbours of the Corsairs of Almissa, the highlanders of the Poljica Principality (Poljička Republika), became their friends and allies. This allowed them to harass the seaborne trade, without fear of a sudden attack from inland.
Church of St Euphemia by the coast on Brzet, from the early 6th century
Mirabella Fortress (Peovica) from the 13th century
Starigrad Fortress (Fortica) from the 15th century
Renaissance church of the Holy Spirit from the 15th century
Day 7 OMIŠ - SPLIT
The feeling that every day is a holiday, squares, restaurants and bars crowded with people and, of course, the city promenade "Riva" refreshed by the wind "maestral" in the summer and in the winter bathed in the Mediterranean sun and protected from the cold by its "coat" - the palace. Because of all that you'll feel at home.
Split is the second-largest city of Croatia and the largest city of the region of Dalmatia. It lies on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea, centred on the Roman Palace of the Emperor Diocletian. Spread over a central peninsula and its surroundings, Split's greater area includes the neighboring seaside towns as well. An intraregional transport hub and popular tourist destination, the city is a link to numerous Adriatic islands and the Apennine peninsula.
Day 8 SPLIT